Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: EPA

Australia’s US$60 million anti-espionage task force ‘shows it won’t bend the knee’ to China

  • Initiative is designed to coordinate and empower agencies in response to foreign interference, following explosive claims of Chinese meddling
  • Beijing has branded the allegations ‘lies’ and warned that Australian politicians and media have been ‘cooking up so-called China spy cases’
Topic |   Australia

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: EPA
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Wang Xiangwei
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China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Explosive claims of ‘Chinese spy’ Wang Liqiang seem more fiction than fact

  • The facts do not add up with the self-professed Chinese spy Wang Liqiang
  • There’s a growing consensus he’s either a low-level operative grossly overstating his role or a scam artist

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